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The latest impact on local and regional property

It has been just over 2 months since the general election and 3 weeks since Brexit. The ‘Boris Bounce’ has come through with many agents reporting double-digit increases in viewings and sales with confidence in the market returning sharply. The election result clearly brought a much-needed boost of certainty and optimism following 3 years of

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Paignton Academy creates 300 new pupil places

Paignton Academy will be able to provide 300 new secondary school places for the local community. Torbay Council has secured an agreement with Paignton Academy for the school to take an extra 30 pupils per year starting from September 2019. The school will admit a further 30 pupils per year from September 2020. This will

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New South Devon Business Centre welcomes tech businesses

The brand new South Devon Business Centre in Paignton celebrated its launch this week. Located in the flagship Hi Tech & Digital Centre at South Devon College, the Business Centre provides 16 dedicated work spaces for individual business units as well as two large, open plan collaboration zones. Businesses relocating to the centre will benefit

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Development starts at Claylands Business Park in Paignton

Work has started to develop land at Claylands Cross into a new business park. Claylands Business Park will provide up to 120,000 sq ft of employment space, with the construction programme by Midas Construction now underway. Councillor Swithin Long, Torbay Council Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, said: “This site has been identified

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Medical Tuition Service relocates to new educational space

The Medical Tuition Service (MTS) have relocated from Halswell House in Torquay to My Place, Parkfield in Paignton. Torbay Council approved and funded the project to enhance and adapt the MyPlace building to enable the MTS to relocate to a modern, fit-for-purpose facility. The MTS provides a quality education for those young people who are

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New school extension accommodates growing primary numbers

In response to growing primary numbers in Paignton, Roselands Primary School has taken on more pupils. The school, which is part of the Riviera Education Trust, needed a new classroom to accommodate the additional children. A fantastic new extension is now complete, providing office space, a new staff room and a new entrance and reception.

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Oxen Cove Jetty project launches

An opening ceremony took place at Brixham Harbour on Friday 20 September to celebrate a 2.25m project funded by Torbay Council and the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) – Oxen Cove Jetty. TDA’s Engineering Team supervised and project managed the works throughout the project, working with the principle contractor Teignmouth Marine Services. Cabinet Member for

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New £3m multi-use facility at Paignton Academy nears completion

A fantastic new multi-use school facility at Paignton Academy is five weeks away from opening its doors to students. The project at Paignton Academy, part of the Bay Education Trust, is a single-storey, multi-use hall, creating a flexible new space suitable for a wide variety of uses.The Events Centre features retractable seating which leads to

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Corruption and Money Laundering, A Victimless Crime?

In the last few years I have become more aware of how money laundering, fraud and corruption is hurting real people. I have heard people describe these acts as financial crimes with no real victim or cost. This is often on the assumption lost money will be paid back through an insurance claim. Doing just

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TDA looks to add further expertise to its board

TDA is looking for non-executive directors to join their board to support the growth of the company. The company is seeking a new member to complement the existing skills on the board, support the growth aspirations of TDA and ensure that the company is responsive to relevant sector interests. TDA makes a real difference to

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